February 20, 2010

Sir Cliff Richard and The Shadows

I just had the most amazing experience. On Thursday, my mum in law and I travelled to Brisbane to see this show... You may remember I wrote about it here.Sir Cliff Richard and The Shadows were truly amazing. I remember listening to The Shadows when I was little, as they were my dads favourite band. I can still remember Hank Marvins glasses and the fact that they didn't sing. Much.

Thursday nights concert was overwhelmingly good. They did play Wonderful Land and Atlantis, the two songs that we played at dads funeral and I can tell you, the lump in my throat and the tears in my eyes took me back to when I was a child listening to these songs with dad.

The funny thing is, I didn't really know alot about Sir Cliff Richard, only that he was a singer of ballads and I didn't really equate him with The Shadows. BUT now I realise what a rocker he was. He was wonderful. He came on first in a pink jacket, and four more costume changes led him to a gorgeous white suit. He really surprised me.

The Entertainment Centre was sold out, and The Hubbster made several jokes that I would be the youngest person there....he wasn't far off the mark. Remember, these guys are in their late 60's...

The thing I loved about the concert was that they enjoyed themselves, and it showed. After each song, Hank Marvin would throw his head back and laugh, and they smiled and smiled and had a blast. They talked to the audience, joked about their age and their hair colour and interacted with the crowd which made us love them even more.

They have nothing to prove. They are here for a good time. They have done the hard yards, and now they reap the awards. They are here to entertain. And they have taken me back to my childhood and to my father and to the memories that are etched in my heart.


Doodles said...

I am glad you were able to have so much fun and it was nice that you were able to have that fond memory of your Dad.

Matty said...

It really is true. That you learn something new every day. I never heard of him until your post. I went back to your older post and watched video. A nice mellow sound.

Stephanie said...

I have to admit I didn't realize he was a rocker:) Looks like you had a fab time!!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

You have way more fun than I do! No fair!
(I'm only joking!)

I hope you had enough fun for the both of us!


Anonymous said...

gental warm thoughts of loved ones....

nothing like it